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Yosemite rock slide injures driver in SUV day after man killed by falling boulder -

Two days of cracking, thundering falling rock at Yosemite National Park have left one man dead, two people injured and even experienced climbers stunned by the spectacle. A massive, new hunk of granite broke off Thursday at the park's mountaineering ...and more »

British climber Andrew Foster's wife says he died saving her from 1000-ton Yosemite rockfall - The Independent

A British climber who was crushed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park was killed saving his wife's life. Andrew Foster, 32, was trapped when more than 1,000 tonnes of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith on Wednesday. He is thought ...and more »

Climber killed by Yosemite rock fall 'saved wife' - BBC News

A climber who was killed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park in California saved his wife's life, his aunt has said. Andrew Foster, 32, from Cardiff, was trapped while his wife, Lucy, 28, was seriously hurt when granite fell from the El Capitan ...and more »

No increased danger after Yosemite rocks fall - Phys.Org

A geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides, including one involving a slab of granite the size of a 36-story building, occurred this week on the famed El Capitan rock formation.and more »

A First-Person Account of the Fatal Yosemite Rockfall - Outside Magazine

My buddy Drew Smith and I are in the Manure Pile parking lot of Yosemite National Park, racking up for a climb. It's around noon on Wednesday, and tourists are unloading RV's, families are setting up for lunch on picnic tables, kids are playing tag ...and more »

Yosemite climber died saving his wife from El Capitan rockfall - New York Daily News

A climber crushed during a rockfall at El Capitan while celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary used his body to shield his 28-year-old wife from the crumbling cliff side. Andrew and Lucy Foster were excited to celebrate their first wedding ...and more »

Harrowing stories emerge after two massive rockfalls at Yosemite's El Capitan - Los Angeles Times

Harrowing stories are emerging about two massive rockfalls at Yosemite National Park that killed one man and injured at least two others this week. A British tourist died Wednesday while climbing the park's El Capitan monolith, and U.K. media reports ...and more »

Yosemite climber Andrew Foster died saving wife from rockfall - The Times

A British climber was crushed to death in Yosemite National Park after he dived on top of his wife to save her from a colossal rockfall, she said yesterday. Andrew and Lucy Foster had decided to celebrate their first wedding anniversary with a trip to ...and more »

Yosemite rock falls don't deter climbers - The Mercury News

By Scott Smith | Associated Press. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — In the close-knit community of climbers who flock from around the world to cling to the mountainside precipices at Yosemite National Park, climbers were awed but undeterred by successive ...and more »

These Climbers Watched The Rocks Fall Twice In Yosemite - Valley Public Radio

Thursday's massive rockfall in Yosemite National Park has rock climbers on alert. It's the second major fall within 48 hours on El Capitan – one of the world's largest granite monoliths, standing over 3,000 feet above Yosemite Valley. The formation is ...and more »